Opioids in Summit County

A photo of Ilene Shapiro
COLLEEN KELLY / OFFICE OF SUMMIT COUNTY EXECUTIVE

Redevelopment of the former Austen BioInnovation Institute into the new world headquarters for the Smithers Group laboratory testing companies was among the announcements Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro made at her annual state of the county address.

photo of opioid chemical disposal system
VERDE TECHNOLOGIES

14-thousand more disposal bags for old or left-over prescriptions are on their way to addiction-fighting organizations in Summit and surrounding counties. 

That brings the total number of disposal system bags being distributed free in the region to about 70-thousand over the past two years.